HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: Lee Fields - Problems (1973)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lee Fields - Problems (1973)


















                                            "Lee Fields initially made his name among die-hard funk fans with a series of hard-hitting singles recorded for various small labels during the '70s. Everything about Fields -- his look, his vocals, the grooves on his records -- was so indebted to James Brown that he earned the nickname "Little J.B." Fields never hit it big, but his rough-and-tumble singles went on to become popular collectors' items. After a lengthy hiatus, Fields returned in the '90s as a soul-blues belter playing to female-heavy audiences on the Southern circuit. Thanks to sample-obsessed hip-hoppers and British rare-groove aficionados, interest in obscure vintage funk reached a peak in the late '90s, and Fields was fortunate enough to have remained active when new recordings in the style became a viable proposition. Energized by his return to raw, heavy, James Brown-style funk, Fields emerged as the leading light of the so-called deep funk movement with a series of recordings that often equaled, and sometimes outdid, his early work."
allmusic.com

Tracklisting
  
1. Lee Fields - problems (3:16)
2. Lee Fields - the right thing (3:34)
3. Lee Fields - rapping with lee (3:56)
4. Lee Fields - bad trip (3:25)
5. Lee Fields - get on the good foot (3:54)
6. Lee Fields - i don't know where i'm going (2:55)
7. Lee Fields - clap your hands (3:01)
8. Lee Fields - honey dove (3:24)
9. Lee Fields - i'm the man (3:07)
10. Lee Fields - you made a new man out of me (3:23)

Lee Fields - Problems

4 comments:

  1. Thx! Just saw this man live yesterday, and it was gooood!!!

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  2. Saw him live new years day 2014 boy did he have problems 20 odd mins and walk off the stage and band played outro and that was it as a soul singer he was third divison

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